Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
FREE ENTRY. 2-hours drive from Sydney; home to 21,000 species

Activities/Transport Education/Community

Bells Line of Road, , Blue Mountains 2758, Blue Mountains, Australia

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is located under 2-hours’ drive from Sydney & is home to some 21,000 species. It is the only Botanic Garden located in a World Heritage Area and is focused on the conservation of cool climate plants.

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is in a unique position of being the only botanic garden in the world within a World Heritage area and has by necessity always been conscious of sustainable practices. The Garden has always captured its own rainwater for both irrigation and drinking, recycled green waste, plastics, glass, carboard etc. For over 15 years, the sewerage treatment systems have returned liquids to the garden irrigation via a filtration system. This has been upgraded to increase capacity and further process sewerage so that more can be retained on site and utilised to help the garden flourish. Solar power has been utilised since 2011 with more being installed recently catering to 40% of the Garden’s energy needs currently. Our mission is to be the first botanic garden in the world off the grid by 2020. We provide electric mobility scooters and a solar powered garden shuttle to assist visitors around the garden. Solar powered compacting bins have been installed which reduce landfill by compressing waste by up to one eighth of its original size.

 

FREE ENTRY. Botanic Garden featuring cool climate & southern hemisphere plants; Lady Nancy Fairfax rainforest walk; Guided tours & shuttles; Kiosk; Cafe/Restaurant; Local art exhibition space; The Jungle Lodge accommodation; Garden Quest for children; Education programs, workshops, events & conference facilities; ceremonies & large gatherings; free BBQs and picnic areas - bookings are ideal call 02 45673000 https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/rsrc.php/v3/y6/r/w_F0QQTmQi4.png

(02) 4567 3000
tomah@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au